"Imagine Your Story!" and Virtual Reality Workshop

11/19/2019 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM ET


  • $30.00


Portage District Library
300 Library Lane
Portage, MI 49002
United States of America
Room Number: Lower Level Meeting Room


Join Storyteller Will Stuck for a hands-on workshop for 2020's summer reading program, "Imagine Your Story." Virtual Reality equipment and experience will then be provided by Kevin McDonough of Northern Michigan University.


Nationally known storyteller Will Stuck will present on the 2020 Collaborative Summer Library Program's "Imagine Your Story." From passive programming to decorating to age-specific ideas, Stuck will help refresh your summer reading programs. Then we will take the theme a step further and dive into the world of Virtual Reality with Kevin McDonough, Reference Librarian at Northern Michigan University, learning about different VR equipment, experiencing a virtual reality for yourself, and resources to support programming in your with VR.

9:00 AM – Doors Open/Registration
9:30 AM – CSLP updates for "Imagine Your Story" and LSTA Grant Opportunities
10 AM – Will Stuck: How to Get the Most from the Theme, Passive Programming, Decorating, and PR.
Noon – Lunch
12:30-2:00 PM – Will Stuck: PreK programming, Weekly Programs, Stand Alone Programs, Q&A + Idea Sharing
2:00-4:00 PM – Kevin McDonough: VR Presentation & Hands-On Experience
4:00 PM – Wrap-up & Evaluations

This project is made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan